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Macanudo comic strip was offensive

The so-called comic strip Macanudo has always been, to me, either weak or just plain stupid. However, the one that appeared last Friday (Herald, Nov. 16) insulting Christians was offensive....

Durango needs pickleball courts

Could this happen? “Pickleball tournament brings $100K to Durango community and local businesses.” Pickleball is a new game. There has never been a sport like it. You can be 6 years old, you...

How good is city’s recycling, really?

Congratulations Durango. The city should be proud of the efforts put forth by the community about its inability to finish the food on its plates, drive it across town for collection, then se...

A challenge for The Durango Herald

Newspapers like The Durango Herald play a vital role in keeping the public informed and offering a forum for a wide range of opinion. Their task has been been made more difficult in recent...

Musical adventure at the Community Concert Hall

Friday night at the Met; I mean the Community Concert Hall, it sure seemed like it was the Met. Friday night the Southwest Civic Winds and conductor Rhonda Muckerman took the stage and swept...

Thank you teachers, health care workers

As we all gather safely this holiday season, I am especially grateful for the health care workers and teachers who continue to do everything in their power to keep us healthy and keep our ch...

Public forum needed on 9-R building sale

Durango Fire Protection District (none of whose board members live within the city limits) is buying the Durango School District 9-R Administration Building for an Emergency Services Center....

Lake Nighthorse should be shared by all users

In the “Lake Nighthorse” editorial (Herald, Nov. 19), interesting how Jim Cross has appointed himself our collective spokesman. He continues to use his platform to push his personal agenda. ...

There is a campaign to sexualize minors

The Nov. 12 editorial titled “Book burning” mischaracterizes the issues involved in complaints raised by parents at school board meetings throughout the nation. Much of the controversy arise...

‘Communist rules’ discredited for decades

I just read the “Communist rules ...” letter to the editor by Phyllis Ludwig in the Nov. 20-21 Herald. A quick internet search shows that the alleged 1919 “document” referred to in the lett...

Higher teacher salaries in 9-R may help

How can we say Durango School District 9-R is doing a good job (editorial Nov. 17) when roughly 60% of parents think it is failing in its primary task – education. Even though the poll was ...

Take time to give this holiday season

Our country’s National Day of Giving is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30. Have spare time or discretionary income? Why not choose to get involved by joining, volunteering or donating ...
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